Holy Matrimony is a sacrament of the Orthodox Church in which a man and a woman are joined together by God. The two persons become truly one flesh. They remain two persons but become one living being in the community of marriage. It is man and woman together, in unity, who form a complete and perfect human nature. “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.” (Gen 1: 27)
This intimate union of man and woman in marriage points to an even greater reality – the union of our Lord Jesus Christ with His Church. It is love that unites man to woman, and it is love that unites Christ to the Church. Through this very love, the sacrament of marriage brings us into the Kingdom of God. “When husband and wife are united in marriage, they are no longer seen as something earthly, but as the image of God Himself” (St. John Chrysostom, 4th century). This mystery is accomplished through the grace of God in the Church.
It is recommended to sit with the Pastor to receive the material for reading and to receive the adequate marriage preparation sessions that are very important to start a great marriage.
If you want to get married in the Church, kindly contact the Pastor of the Church at least three months before planning and setting your marriage date.